Cottage Grove, MN 55016 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 55016: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Cottage Grove, MN 55016

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 407
  • Single Family Addresses: 11,794
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 420
  • County: Washington County
  • Centroid: Latitude 44.84, Longitude -92.894
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Cottage Grove, MN 55016 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 35,698
Population in Households 35,636
Population in Familes 31,700
Population in Group Qrtrs 62
Population Density1 1,281
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 12,172
Average Household Size 2.93
Family Households 9,737
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,601 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,686 (84.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,486 (11.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 429 ( 3.4%)
Median Home Value $222,545
Average Home Value $246,247


Median Household Income $85,997
Average Household Income $99,159
Per Capita Income $33,845
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.7% 0.93%
Households 0.84% 1.01%
Families 0.75% 0.96%
Median Household Income   2.34%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Cottage Grove, MN 55016 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 55016 to the other 880 ZIP Codes in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 24 97th
Population Density1 # 106 88th
Diversity Index2 # 129 85th
Median Household Income # 53 94th
Per Capita Income # 167 81st

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